Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ode to Steel







Recently I was up at Vulcan Park to photograph the big iron guy getting his buns painted. While I waited on the CraneWorks crew to crank up, I poked around a little in the Vulcan Museum. This wall fascinated me. Have a look!






17 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Ok...I'm confused...Wayne's getting all artistic on us and Virginia's featuring CraneWorks and walls full of iron doodads....did the earth flip on it's axis or something???

Olivier said...

cela me fait penser a la machine dans le film de charlot "les temps modernes"

Boom Nisanart said...

Virginia, This is cool !!!!!

B SQUARED said...

Ah, the Industrial Revolution.

brattcat said...

Love this wall, love these images.

JM said...

These are some powerful shots! And I agree with Olivier! :-)

Virginia said...

Olivier,
Don't know this film but JM must! :)

Chieftess,
That is not good news.

Thérèse said...

"Modern times" by Charlie Chaplin: that's what Olivier meant!
Same comment here.

Wayne said...

Oooooo! Sprockets, valves, flannges!!!

That's what I call art.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, you're pandering to the boys.

Daryl said...

Modern Times was a Charlie Chaplin film ... very old but go Google it

Jacob said...

You might want to read the book, "Slavery by Another Name" by Douglas Blackmon. There's a lot in there about Birmingham and the steel business and how people were enslaved for many years after slavery was abolished. Very interesting.

And your comment on Ocala was one of the more creative!

steviewren said...

Love the patchwork quilt quality of the wheels and cogs and machinery pieces. It is very representational of the fabric of the city. You've got a great eye Virginia.

Virginia said...

Steviewren, it's your city too. Thank you very much!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Put a frame around something and you see it differently. You can't help but appreciate the powerful aesthetic of these industrial pieces in your presentation. Especially like the first photo. Yet another lesson for me to savour.

Marie-Noyale said...

I like the peach tones giving warmth to some usually cold material!

J Bar said...

This is amazing.
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